On this page, we answer frequently asked questions.
On this page, we answer frequently asked questions.
Most new colleagues start at TNG either directly after graduating from university or completing their doctoral studies, or after gaining some work experience. Newcomers tend to start as software consultants, developing software and offering advice to clients. However there is also the possibility to undertake an internship or work as a "working student" with TNG. In addition, it is also possible to join one of our internal departments – e.g. Recruiting, Finance, People & Events, Operations, or our Internal IT.
With the exception of Techdays, our Software Consultants are embedded in their project team, usually at the client site or in our own offices. Our employees spend most of their working time on software development. Here, the setting can vary greatly, so there is no typical working day. In some engagements, we are fully responsible for individual projects or features with a large team, in other engagements we are strongly integrated into the existing IT department of the client. Furthermore, there is a huge bandwidth, starting with one-man projects up to large teams with more than 25 employees from TNG. We try to avoid one-man projects as much as possible; in general, we work in a team, preferably using agile methods.
During the application process we find out more about you and your abilities. On the basis of your previous experience, we build up a comprehensive picture of your knowledge. We add your personal wishes and preferences to this picture and match this information with the current needs in our projects. This results in a fit between your profile and our project needs that is as optimal as possible. Usually, our consultants work on one project at a time, and not on several projects simultaneously.
Our client projects often have a duration of several years, but this does not mean that our consultants stay on a project for its entire duration. Usually a project change happens after 2 to 3 years. However, this strongly depends on the client project and the preferences of the individual consultant.
Most of our clients are in the greater Munich area, though we also have a number of projects in cities like Augsburg and Karlsruhe. We are taking our first steps towards internationalisation with a branch office in Budapest, Hungary and a subsidiary in Australia. We also allow temporary work from other, primarily European countries, although temporary assignments abroad are strongly dependent on the individual case. Basically, we try to keep the projects as local as possible and thus the travel for the individual as minimal as possible.
We have had very positive experiences with remote work and have built up a lot of trust in client projects in this regard. Accordingly, we have loosened our strong regional focus somewhat and are now looking forward to attracting new colleagues who want to live and work permanently outside of Munich to start at TNG. Accordingly, it is also possible to apply specifically for other locations. An overview can be found here.
We work remotely for the most part and occasionally at the client's site or in TNG's office space. Our Techdays take place in a hybrid setting. Depending on their own preference, colleagues can participate remotely or on-site.
TNG also supports get-togethers outside of working hours, in the form of real-world team events. This allows the team to get to know each other better.
For continuous training, each consultant attends up to two times per month our Techdays, at which colleagues - and also external speakers - give talks and offer workshops on technical and other relevant topics. Furthermore, we encourage participation in external training, conferences and certification, and support colleagues with the potential to improve their knowledge of German by financing their language courses. Hence, up to 10% of a consultant's working time can be invested in further development and training.
In addition to these offers, our employees learn especially from more experienced colleagues during their work at the project. In order to achieve this we use, among other strategies, Pair Programming and Code Reviews.
We do not recruit for specific projects and therefore do not have any focus on individual technologies or programming languages. For us, the aim for constant personal growth and the enthusiasm to learn something new are far more important than to have 10 years of experience in a specialized field, which may not allow for flexible planning. On the other hand, the degree of implementation work is quite high in our business, so some development experience definitely will not hurt.
Pure strategic projects or jobs in IT management are rare with TNG. Our recommendations to our clients are usually also implemented by us as well. Therefore, the proportion of implementation is quite high, with roughly 70% of our activities falling into the field of software development. Thus, there is no clear separation between consulting and software development.
Here at TNG, we take the 40 hour week seriously, so overtime is rare. In case of project-related overtime, this can be compensated by additional time off or payment.
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